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Sky: City are Premier League's chief entertainers

MEDIA WATCH: The press have been discussing this weekend's trip to Norwich

MEDIA WATCH: The press have been discussing this weekend's trip to Norwich

Manchester City take on Norwich on Saturday as our bid to win three consecutive Premier League titles continues.

Ahead of the game, let's take a look all the major City stories across the football media this morning. 

Opinion

Sky Sports: Norwich vs Manchester City: Premier League's top entertainers?

Adam Smith writes: "Norwich and Manchester City are the Premier League's top entertainers this season, producing 33 goals in just eight games between them.

"The Canaries will take on their third 'big-six' opponents this season on Saturday, live on Sky Sports Premier League, when reigning champions Manchester City visit Carrow Road. On paper, this fixture oozes goals.

"City have maintained their free-scoring antics from last term with a league-topping 14 goals to date, but Norwich also rank impressively in fifth with six goals - level with Arsenal, Chelsea and Leicester.

"Sergio Aguero tops the scoring chart with six to his name, followed by team-mate Raheem Sterling on five - who is level with Norwich striker Teemu Pukki.

"At the other end of the pitch, City are also watertight with three conceded - only Crystal Palace have shipped fewer. But the same cannot be said for Daniel Farke's side, who have conceded a league-high 10 so far."

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BBC Sport: Women’s Champions League – City thrash Lugano 7-1 in last-32 first leg

"Manchester City look certain to progress from the last 32 of the Women's Champions League as they scored five goals in the final 25 minutes to thrash Lugano 7-1 in the first leg.

"Georgia Stanway gave the English side a 25th-minute lead, but Kaela Dickerman levelled just before half time.

"Aoife Mannion's penalty seconds after the restart put City in command.

"Two Pauline Bremer goals, two from Caroline Weir and one from Janine Beckie in the closing stages sealed it.

"City should have been out of sight before last season's Swiss league runners-up equalised.

"Bremer struck the post from close range and just shot wide after rounding the goalkeeper, while Weir hit the crossbar with a long-range effort."

News

The Mirror: Vincent Kompany warns rest of Premier League it will be years before they can challenge Man City and Liverpool

Vincent Kompany says: “My opinion is that, at the moment, it’s very difficult for the other clubs to compete because Liverpool and City are well-oiled machines,” said Kompany.

“Each player knows what to do. I think these guys are there to stay and the other ones will have to improve fast or otherwise that gap will remain.

“It seems that even if they don’t have a great day, it’s still a comfortable game and there aren’t many teams in recent history who’ve been able to have comfortable games in the Premier League.

“These two teams have been so good at nullifying the danger from the other teams, I don’t see the other teams being able to do that yet.

“City and Liverpool have a huge volume of games which you can expect them to win and that gives them a massive advantage when it comes to overall league tables.”

Stats

Man City's fixtures have produced 4.25 goals per game this season, while Norwich average 4.00.

That's all for this morning's Media Watch - but stay with us throughout the day as we bring you all the latest ahead of Saturday's big game. 

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Men's Team

Bellamy benefiting from Pep and Kompany influence

DOUBLE ACT: Pep Guardiola and Vincent Kompany are glad to see a late draw

Craig Bellamy says Pep Guardiola’s influence on Vincent Kompany’s managerial style has had a profound effect on his own coaching career.

The former City duo reunited at Anderlecht this summer, where the Welshman oversees the Belgium outfit’s U21 side and he already feels he has improved as a coach for working alongside our legendary former captain.

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